Wyclef Predicts Drake/URL Event Will Have “Classic” Battles
Wyclef predicted the winners of Til Death Do Us Part and said Loaded Lux Vs. Geechi Gotti will be one of the three classic battles of the night.
Wyclef is a lifelong fan of fight rap, he started his career fighting and recently shone into the limelight on the stage. In the past two months alone, he’s sent bars under the guidance of Philadelphia legend Freeway, shared battles with his favorite female fight rappers and even created his own fight rap challenge.
Now, the “Gone ‘Til November” artist has shared his predictions with HipHopisReal on Drake and URL’s next collab event, Til Death Do Us Part, tapped to be the biggest event in fight rap history.
Jaz the rapper vs. Gattas
It proved difficult for Clef who said: “Jaz has a gift and of course Gattas is on a whole other level. I think you went for a classic. He struggled to pick a winner, prompting HipHopisReal to come up with a tough ultimatum; choose the right winner or more Haitian food. Wyclef, unable to determine the winner, dodged the question. “If they said that, I would tell them that I grow my own food,” the Haitian native said.
Pat Stay vs True Sikh
The choice between Canadian veteran Pat Stay and New Jersey native Real Sikh was easier. “I’m amazed by both; the new school is decidedly sick. I think Pat Stay’s experience will take over. He added: “I respect the youngsters though!”
Tsu Surf vs. Calicoe
Next, Wyclef was asked to predict the rematch between veterans Tsu Surf and Calicoe who first fought back in 2014. “The rematch is definitely going to be very, very interesting.” He added that he’s a big fan of both artists and doesn’t want people to assume he’s choosing Surf because of a Jersey bias. “I think both guys’ puns are really amazing. Calicoe is back on his crazy s ### again. Slipping into patois, he said, “Calicoe is on that ‘Mi nuh play with nobody’ vibe.”
He eventually went with Surf for the win, “I’ve seen Surf come out of tough spots before,” he said.
T-Rex vs. Rum Nitty
Wyclef took his time with this one. After a long break, he explained that T-Rex is a draw, “one of those that would make us show up in fights because of the energy and what he brought to this game.” He went on to explain that he was a longtime fan of T-Rex and said he watched him and K-Shine back in the day. “I go way back with T-Rex in the sense of watching him, he probably didn’t even know that.” However, he added: “Rum Nitty right now is just hard to beat.”
Clef was asked why he considers rum so unique, especially after being in the industry for so long he’s heard “a million measurements and a million metaphors”. He explained that Rum’s material is incredibly original. “Rum has a way of saying it and it’s retrograde, its style of thinking. His way of assembling metaphors. He went on to say that there are certain bars you only grab if you’re “awake” before adding, “The rum goes into your subconscious.” Picking a winner, he said, “Both are amazing, but the rum.”
Tay Roc vs Nu Jersey Twork
Wyclef also struggled to pick a winner between longtime fan favorite Tay-Roc and Drake’s favorite fighter Twork. “What a battle,” he said. “This, again, is no longer a punch festival.” Unable to pick a winner, he compared it to the battle of Jaz and Gattas saying, “You’ve got a classic.”
Later in the interview, he spoke about Twork’s originality and creativity, adding, “I remember his battle with Dougie and Dougie had some confidence, but Twork just had a new language that we didn’t have. never heard before. So that’s going to be interesting. »
Lux charged against Geechi Gotti
Wyclef began his prediction for the main event battle by comparing Loaded Lux to the founding fathers of hip-hop, The Last Poets. “He is literally unquestionably like The Last Poets. One of the most gifted of all time.
He prefaced his comments about Geechi Gotti by talking about one of the smartest people he’s ever known, Crips co-founder and children’s book author Tookie Williams. “Geechi Gotti comes with this revival,” he said. “When he rhymes, I could hear Huey Newton inside the rhyme, like I was hearing a Panther stream. I hear a tribe thing going on. He predicted another classic battle and gave an interesting comparison. “Imagine The Last Poets show, and they do their thing, and then Bobby Seale comes out. The conversation is real.
Wyclef concluded the interview by saying, “Can’t wait for it. Bobby Seale vs. The Last Poets. Get your tickets now!
Tickets for Drake’s Til Death Do Us Part are available here. Fans can stream the show for free this Saturday at 6 p.m. EST via caf.tv/urltv.
Watch the full interview with HipHopisReal below.